DISEASE

A CDC web tool provides a flu "forecasting" model.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For the first time ever, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is publishing weekly flu forecasts on its website. The data model is led by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Eating Organic May Cut Some Cancer Risks, Study Finds

Oct 23, 2018
Organic produce
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big new study out of France suggests that eating organic food may slightly lower your risk of certain cancers — but the findings are far from the final word.

Hepatitis A is a viral infection that affects the liver and can cause fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, stomach pain and nausea, among other symptoms.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

A public health alert about an outbreak of hepatitis A among the homeless and people addicted to drugs went out from Massachusetts health officials Monday.

Mosquito Tests Positive For EEE Virus In Massachusetts

Sep 20, 2018
 Close up of a female mosquito.
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A mosquito in Massachusetts has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis for the first time this year, according to the state Department of Public Health.

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